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to get to it on boeing. phil, over to you. >> we've heard from the ntsb, expecting an update from them. they have at least an initial report regarding the fire investigation of that 77 dreamliner in boston yesterday. the ntsb saying that they have decided they are going to send two more investigators to look at the dreamliner in question and that at least initially taking a look at the fire in question they found severe fire damage to the battery of the auxiliary power unit. remember, the auxiliary power unit is what is used to provide power to an airplane when it is parked on the tarmac, not while it's in flight so the battery unit, severe fire kagge there, and it's pretty clear, scott and maria, that we are going to see more airlines, if they haven't already, they are going to start checking their wiring on the battery unit. i just spoke with the folks out of ana in japan. they have a number of dreamliners, checked theirs overnight at the urging of the ministry of transportation in j.i just talked with united airlines. it has checked the battery power wiring on all of its dreamliners
with the latest on this. phil? >> and, bill, got two pieces of news, the first one being that the ntsb completed an update with reporters regarding the ntsb investigation. here's a couple of notes, first of all, they say the battery short circuited and caught on fire but an important point. they are still trying to determine exactly why these batteries caught on fire. the bottom line, this was so serious they had to ground these planes. >> this is an unprecedented event. we are very concerned. as i mentioned in the very beginning, we do not expect to see fire events on board aircrafts. this is a very serious air safety concern the faa has taken. very serious action. >> and regarding those lithium ion batteries, today we spoke with a former worker and whistleblower. this is a supplier to boeing with the 787 dreamliners. they make the charger for the lithium ion batteries. he said he warned his superiors that the batteries were not safe and said the company ignored his warning. just a few minutes ago he described what happened when he saw one of these lithium ion batteries exemployed proceed. >>
was grounded but they are up since the 17th. by the way, guys, hoping to get some information from the ntsb regarding the status of its investigation perhaps a little later today or tomorrow. back to you. >> very good, phil. thank you very much. i'm reminded of the famous line of ronald reagan. he said the scariest words you've ever heard is i'm from the government and i'm here to help. >> had a lot of good ones. >> he did. >> coming up next, coming right back with the closing countdown. >> and if you think the housing market is the key to the economy, jpmorgan's ceo has good news he's telling maria bartiromo. listen. >> housing has totally bottomed and getting better. you saw today homes for sales coming down there's a short supply in some market and they are all leading indicators. >> what else is jamie bullish on? find out in maria's exclusive interview coming up. >>> if phone calls are the key for apple earnings, will they be strong enough to lift the stock? we'll learn later today. instant analysis and investor reaction to the numbers on the "closing bell." a better placeom, we'd to ha
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